The Louisiana Department of Education has announced 101 proposed members of four committees of educators and other experts who will review and develop learning expectations for Louisiana students in English and mathematics.
June marks the first anniversary since Acadia General Hospital became a part of the Lafayette General Health system. Since the hospital, formerly American Legion Hospital, became a part of the LGH system, the improvements made have been obvious to both patients and employees.

Several area officials, politicians and people who helped to make the I-10 Service Road a reality were on hand for ceremonial ground breaking activities held inside Crowley City Hall Wednesday morning. From the left are Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy Thibodeaux, Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson, Mary Melancon, Chris John, Bill Oliver (DOTD), Judge M’elise Trahan, Todd Whiting, David Bratton, Bill Fontenot, Greg Johnson, Mayor Greg Jones,U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, Jeff Dore, Lyle Fogleman, OneAcadia’s Laurie Suire, Kitty Valdetero, Dr. Ezora Proctor, Ben Mader, Elliot Dore, City Engineer Tim Mader, Bryan Borill, Kay Fruge, Tim Monceaux, Faye Hoffpauer, Joan Hoffpauer, Kathy Arceneaux and Gwen Hanks.

For a day that began with high winds and heavy rains, things couldn’t have been more beautiful inside the Crowley City Hall building. A ceremonial groundbreaking event for the long awaited Interstate 10 Service Road was held with a long list of area dignitaries.

Several area officials, politicians and people who helped to make the I-10 Service Road a reality were on hand for ceremonial ground breaking activities held inside Crowley City Hall Wednesday morning. From the left are Chamber of Commerce CEO Amy Thibodeaux, Crowley Police Chief K.P. Gibson, Mary Melancon, Chris John, Bill Oliver (DOTD), Judge M’elise Trahan, Todd Whiting, David Bratton, Bill Fontenot, Greg Johnson, Mayor Greg Jones,U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, Jeff Dore, Lyle Fogleman, OneAcadia’s Laurie Suire, Kitty Valdetero, Dr. Ezora Proctor, Ben Mader, Elliot Dore, City Engineer Tim Mader, Bryan Borill, Kay Fruge, Tim Monceaux, Faye Hoffpauer, Joan Hoffpauer, Kathy Arceneaux and Gwen Hanks.

‘Arts in the Prairie’ held at Maison Daboval

HOSTED ARTS IN THE PRAIRIE - Serving as hosts and special guests for the Arts in the Prairie Celebration held Saturday, Dec. 6, at Maison Daboval Bed and Breakfest in Rayne by the Rayne Historical District Association were, front row, from left, Aubree Lane Guidry, second row, Gene and Martha Royer, owners/operators; guest speaker Darrell Bourque, and Bart Wild of Wild Productions; back row, Claire Domingue, homemade pie demonstrations. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

RAYNE - The Rayne Historical District Association hosted a special day-long event on Saturday, Dec.

John discusses oil, gas industry

Speaking to the Rotary Club of Crowley Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association President Chris John discussed the good and bad news facing the oil and gas industry locally, as well as nationally and internationally.

Speaking to the Rotary Club of Crowley Tuesday, Chris John referenced “A Tale of Two Cities” when discussing the oil and gas industry.

Hard freeze expected by mid-week

The line of showers and thunderstorms that drenched Acadia Parish Friday night and Saturday moved out of the area Satur

Guidry in custody

Damien Guidry, who has been sought by the Crowley Police Department for home invasion and attempted murder, was arrested in Jeff Davis P

Anonymous donors provide 28 families with Christmas gifts

CHRISTMAS GIFTS, provided by donors who wish to remain anonymous, filled two rooms in City Hall as Suzette Leonards, right, assisted by her son, Seth, center and his friend, Noah Daigle, organized toys which were destined to brighten Christmas for 28 needy families in Rayne. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Paul Kedinger)

Twenty-eight local families will have a bright Christmas this year due to the generosity of people who wish to be anonymous, notes Suzette Leonards

Nita McCall wins $750 holiday shopping spree

CHRISTMAS CASH WINNER Nita McCall, left, receives $750 in gift certificates provided by local merchants from Tribune Advertising representative Josie Henry on Monday, Dec. 22. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Lisa Soileaux)

Nita McCall’s entry was declared the winner of a $750 holiday shopping spree sponsored by the Rayne Acadian-Tribune and local merchants.

Second Chance Paws continues to grow in 5th year

Rotary Club of Crowley program organizer Dana Huval, far left, and Secretary Melinda Malmay, far right, welcomed, from left, Gail Lormand and Angie Foreman from Second Chance Paws to their meeting this week.

Since forming in 2009, there are probably a great deal of dogs running around Acadiana that have Second Chance Paws to thank for their l

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RAYNE ATHLETES HONORED - Rayne High School seniors honored with plaques during the end of the school year 2014-2015 Athletic Awards Program were, seated from left, Madalyn Dupont - softball, Layni

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Hostesses for the Three-Ten Club’s final meeting of the year were, from left, M’elise Trahan, Bobbie delaHoussaye, Sandy Melancon and Suzanne Gray.

Members of the Three-Ten Club met on the evening of Tuesday, May 19, at the Crowley home of M’elise Trahan for their last meeting of the club year.

Obituaries

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
— II Timothy 4:7

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